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Is the emptiness ever going to go away?

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Last Updated: 07/10/2018 at 11:13pm
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February 13th, 2015 10:12pm
In my experience thus far, the emptiness only temporarily goes away. It is always there, lurking in the shadows, waiting to attack when you least expect it. Will is ever go away? Possibly, eventually, but I feel it is something people battle with their whole lives.
December 28th, 2015 2:50am
Absolutely, the void that you fill hasn't always been there, so it won't always be there. There are no real voids, just a lack of something you had, once that thing is no longer missed, a new love, a new passion, a new experience will change your focus and take your mind off the thing that was lost.
August 31st, 2015 9:58pm
As long as you want the emptiness to go away, it will. You just need to keep your head up and realize everythings going to be alright.
September 29th, 2015 3:21am
So far to me, the emptiness never goes away. I struggled with depression and anxiety. I believe people can get stronger. :)
April 24th, 2015 11:43am
Take some time to care for yourself. Do something, anything, even the tiniest of gestures that makes you feel good. The emptiness won't vanish all at once. It might be a long struggle. But one positive thing at a time will help you to overcome it if you keep trying. Remind yourself of your successes and strengths, especially when you think you have none.
June 30th, 2015 11:58pm
Feelings of emptiness will eventually go away. Nothing is forever, I can assure you. Emotions feel larger than they really are.
August 4th, 2015 8:30am
Yes. It doesn't seem like it will at times, but speaking from experience, it gets better. You meet people who make you feel good about yourself or you find something new you love that fills your life with happiness or a lot of things just add up and you slowly make your way through the emptiness. I know it's hard to believe, but you will. It's not easy, but it'll happen. Just hang in there
October 17th, 2017 1:02pm
It may feel like this empty feeling is permanent and it may feel like this is your life from now on, but it will fade. It is not something that is going to happen overnight, it is not something that you can fix just like that. It will take time. But it does not mean that you will not get there. You will get there. Take everyday one step at a time. Pain is temporary. You can do this.
January 30th, 2015 2:33pm
I cannot say that it will ever really be gone, but what you can do is learn to fill it. It takes strength and courage to try to get past feeling empty, but when you find something you love and you take pleasure in it, you will feel less empty. Allow yourself to appreciate and enjoy the smaller things in life, and build up from there. I have had experience with self harm, and you can take my word for it: it is not the way forward. I would recommend telling people how you're feeling; when i began to be more open in this way, i was surprised and inspired by the amount of people who cared and showed support. I promise you that you are stronger than you think and if you want to get past the emptiness, you will find a way to do it that is right for you. Don't lose hope.
July 2nd, 2015 5:47am
Emptiness can seem like it will go on forever, but usually it will start to get better and with time you will be happy. You will begin to make friends. It might not ever fully go away but with time you will be happy.
November 14th, 2017 6:34pm
I have gone through Depression and still do. I know what it feels like to be empty. I know what it feels like to have no feelings, and just feel like you are just living life on auto-pilot. Now, to answer your question, "is the emptiness ever going to go away", unfortunately, I'm not Allah/God, and so I can't tell you what will or will not happen. I also don't want to instill false positivity in you. Can you try and let it go away? Well, you can only try so hard and no more. You have to try and push yourself through the storm, every, single, day. It doesn't matter how hard it gets, as long as you try, things should work out for the better. 😊
April 24th, 2018 11:05am
It depends on how you decide to fill that empty space. Fill it with love and happiness, it may disappear, but fill it with hate and resentment, you may remain empty.
July 10th, 2018 11:13pm
In my experience, emptiness is cyclical. But I am starting to view it as an opportunity to be filled with something good.
April 15th, 2015 10:52pm
the emptiness is just room for love and the more you have right now the more there's going to be shoved into your life.
April 26th, 2015 6:22pm
It can. Emptiness is something that can always, always, be filled with something. Sometimes that is really difficult and sometimes it goes easily, but filling it up is a choice. To fill it up, you should realise what caused in the first place, how it affects you and why, why you want it to go away and what your options are to manage it. But yes, it can go away.
May 27th, 2015 5:59pm
It can't go away from being ignored. If anyone ignores their emptiness, it will lose its substance, and then it will become a pit. It can't go away completely in my opinion. But we can synthesize it being gone.
July 28th, 2015 4:34am
Emptiness is a feeling, one that can be very hard to get out of. It can't rain forever unless you want it too. Ask yourself how long it has been going on, go through your past, however painful it might be and try and find the reason to why you feel this way, and then ask yourself what you can do to change.
August 4th, 2015 7:26pm
Yes, it will go away and there are many things you can do to help quicken the process and make yourself feel better!
November 30th, 2015 3:37am
Yes! find joy! find something you love! A hobby! Try to find things that make you happy, such as people, hobbies, music and even shows!
July 12th, 2016 11:15am
If you work to make it go away, it will, of couse. Nothing last forever, no love and neither sadness.
August 2nd, 2016 6:46pm
The emptiness can go away when we fill the gaps with healthy activities and influences! Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest part, but the emptiness can go away.
August 16th, 2016 12:10pm
If you try :) Try to find your life purpose , a meaning to your life , something meanighful to you and you will see your life will be much fuller :)
September 4th, 2017 9:33am
It will. It can be hard to imagine a point where you're feeling "normal" again, but nothing lasts forever. Reaching out to a professional or even just the people who care about you can definitely help recovery. No matter what, it's important to remember that everyone encounters obstacles in life. Finding ways to cope and sharing your experiences with others will help you stay strong in times of darkness.
February 2nd, 2018 4:53pm
Sometimes it does.....sometimes it doesn't! It is good to be positive and hope it does but sometimes life gets very tough and nothkng works!!